Saina Nehwal returns to world's top 5
Saina Nehwal returns to world's top 5

Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday.

For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India
For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India

 In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country.

Lee Chong Wei to fly to Norway for doping test: Report
Lee Chong Wei to fly to Norway for doping test: Report

Malaysia`s badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei, who is reported to have failed an initial doping test, will travel to Norway on Sunday for follow-up testing, media said Wednesday.

Chinese Taipei shuttler Chou Tien Chen wins French Open
Chinese Taipei shuttler Chou Tien Chen wins French Open

 Chinese Taipei shuttler Chou Tien Chen stunned China's Wang Zhengming 10-21, 25-23, 21-19 to clinch the French Open Super Series men's singles title while Olympic champion Li Xuerui retired to hand the women's singles title to teammate Shixian Wang at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here.

Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

Top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta, who missed the Incheon Asian Games due to an injury, on Sunday said that keeping herself fit would be crucial for her to prepare well for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles
Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles

Chinese shuttlers are assured of winning both women's singles and doubles titles ahead of Sunday's finals at the $275,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament.

Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open
Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open

Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the French Open Super Series after going down to World No. 2 Shixian Wang of China in a hard-fought women's singles quarterfinal contest here.

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters
Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday.

Saina, Kashyap in French Open quarters
Saina, Kashyap in French Open quarters

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No.9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here.

Saina Nehwal in French Open Round 3, Ashwini Ponappa wins mixed doubles match
Saina Nehwal in French Open Round 3, Ashwini Ponappa wins mixed doubles match

Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the ongoing French Open Super Series underway here as Saina Nehwal made it to the women's singles third round while Ashwini Ponappa also won her second-round match with mixed doubles partner Vladimir Ivanov, here.

Kashyap, Srikanth jump seven spots in BWF rankings
Kashyap, Srikanth jump seven spots in BWF rankings

Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth gained seven places each in the latest badminton world rankings released today while top women's player Saina Nehwal moved a spot to be sixth.

Parupalli Kashyap upsets world no. 4 to enter 2nd round of French Open
Parupalli Kashyap upsets world no. 4 to enter 2nd round of French Open

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No. 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan by posting a straight-game victory in the first round of the men's singles event at the French Open Super Series here.

World number one Lee failed drug test, says report
World number one Lee failed drug test, says report

Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei recently failed a drug test, Malaysian media reported, in a claim that sent shockwaves around the nation.

French Open begins without Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei
French Open begins without Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei

French Open Super Series' main draw will start here Wednesday at the 3,900-seater Pierre de Coubertin Stadium without two of badminton's top stars - Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei - who pulled out last week.

Chinese shuttlers sweep golds at Denmark Open
Chinese shuttlers sweep golds at Denmark Open

 

Odense (Denmark): Chinese shuttlers Chen Long and Li Xuerui won the men's and women's singles titles as their country swept all the gold medals at the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier at the Odense Sports Park here.

Parupalli Kashyap goes down in Denmark Open semis
Parupalli Kashyap goes down in Denmark Open semis

Leading Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap fought valiantly but went down to reigning World Champion Chen Long of China in the men's singles semi-final of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier being played at Odense Saturday.

Parupalli Kashyap stuns Jan O. Jorgensen to enter Denmark Open semis
Parupalli Kashyap stuns Jan O. Jorgensen to enter Denmark Open semis

Leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created a huge upset in the Denmark Open super Series Premier, defeating local favourite and World No.3 Jan O. Jorgensen to storm into semi-final of the badminton tournament.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Denmark Open quarters
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Denmark Open quarters

Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu earned straight-game wins to advance to the women's singles quarter-finals of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the second round of the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Wednesday.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open, bags maiden Grand Prix
Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open, bags maiden Grand Prix

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Sunday notched up the biggest triumph of his career by clinching USD 50,000 Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament here.